Posts Tagged Senate

No solid evidence yet to charge BuCor officials in GCTA controversy — Lacson

Marje Pelayo   •   September 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate of the Philippines has not found any strong evidence yet linking officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to the alleged anomalous implementation of the...

Sotto on GCTA hearing: More witnesses will be presented

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 11, 2019

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday (September 11) said more witnesses on the controversial good conduct time allowance (GCTA) will be presented at the Senate hearing on Thursday (September...

Zubiri calls for Alcatraz-like prisons for heinous crime convicts

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 4, 2019

Senator Miguel Zubiri has filed Senate Bill 1004 to establish a separate prison facility across the region for heinous crime convicts. Zubiri filed the said bill in the wake of...

Sotto expects GCTA law amended before year ends

Robie de Guzman   •   September 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III expressed confidence on Wednesday that the proposed amendments to the Republic Act 10592 or the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law will...

Panelo on Sanchez’s clemency plea: ‘No intervention, nothing whatsoever’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 3, 2019

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has denied intervention in the former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez’s executive clemency plea. Panelo has reiterated, during a media briefing on Tuesday (Sept. 3), that...

3 Senators want GCTA law repealed

Robie de Guzman   •   September 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Three senators have jointly filed a bill seeking to repeal the controversial Republic Act (RA) 10592, the law that increased the good conduct and time allowance (GCTA)...

Senators grill NFA officials over ‘rotten rice’ in warehouse

Marje Pelayo   •   August 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senators expressed dismay over the National Food Authority (NFA) for not giving priority on buying local farmers yield. During the hearing of the Senate Committee on Agriculture...

Bid to create OFW department questioned in Senate

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 28, 2019

Senator Franklin Drilon questioned the bid to create an Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Department as it may politicize the P19-B OFW trust fund. During the Senate Committee on Labor and...

Relatives of victims in Negros killings call on Senate for justice

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 27, 2019

Relatives of victims in the Negros Oriental killings called for justice at the Senate hearing on Tuesday (Aug 27). In the latest record of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the...

Poe family commemorates FPJ’s 80th birthday

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 20, 2019

The Poe family commemorated the 80th birthday of Fernando Poe Jr. on Tuesday (Aug 20) at the Manila North Cemetery. They also distributed grocery packs and toys to some 200...

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